By Dieter Kurtenbach, Sun Sentinel
1:22 PM EDT, October 29, 2013
BOCA RATON — FAU isn’t revisiting its early-season quarterback rotation, but offensive coordinator Brian Wright said Tuesday that freshman Greg Hankerson will see playing time Saturday against Tulane.
Hankerson played FAU’s third offensive series against Auburn last week, completing two of three pass attempts for 17 yards. Playing Hankerson was a move Wright said was determined before the game.
Hankerson will receive another pre-determined series Saturday, but when that series will come is yet to be determined.
“I might say the third or fourth, second quarter, third quarter,” Wright said. “I haven’t decided that yet.”
Hankerson started in place of an injured Jaquez Johnson in FAU’s Sept. 28 game at Rice, completing 22 of 46 attempts for 272 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Even though Hankerson’s three fourth-quarter turnovers foiled FAU, Wright has been looking to get Hankerson back in the fold since Johnson returned from injury.
“I thought he played really good in the Rice game. He earned that,” Wright said. “He’s a good player and he’s going to become a great quarterback. I think we have two very good quarterbacks right now. I wanted Auburn to have to deal with both and I want the rest of the guys we play to have to deal with both.”
Wright said that while Hankerson will receive playing time, Johnson is still FAU’s No. 1 quarterback.
“I feel great with what Quez does and what he’s been doing. He’s been excellent,” Wright said. “Everyone sees what Greg does and has been doing in practice every day, too. I want to play both guys.”
Johnson has completed 58 percent of his pass attempts this year, gaining 1,188 yards and scoring six touchdowns. He’s also FAU’s second-leading rusher.
Next game: vs. Tulane, Saturday at 5 p.m., TV: ConferenceUSA.com (PPV)
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